Category Archives: Postmodernism

Richard Rorty’s “Achieving Our Country”, 20 Years Later

Conor Friedersdorf has a piece on the late, pomo, leftist philosopher Richard Rorty ‘anticipated’ the rise of Trump. It’s a variation of the emergent theme that the Left, in deifying the concerns of identity politics against all else, are ignoring … Continue reading

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Professor Snowflake & His Hero Lyotard, Rhymes With

The normalization of free speech limits marches onward. In the NYT is an opinion piece by Ulrich Baer titled “What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech”: During the 1980s and ’90s, a shift occurred in American culture; personal experience and … Continue reading

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This Sense of Exclusion

From an article in The New Humanist on the Derrida-Searle debates, back in the heady days when Postmodernism seemed unstoppable: Jacques Derrida, the third child of five, was born in Algeria, then still a French colony, to Sephardic Jewish parents. … Continue reading

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Sokal Affair: 20th Anniversary

It’s been 20 years since the infamous Sokal Affair, wherein Alan Sokal, an NYU physics professor, wrote a piece titled “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity” that was published in the pomo socialist journal Social Text … Continue reading

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Ring the Butler

As I’ve noted before, oftentimes it’s difficult to tell apart a real pomo article vs. something spit out by the Postmodern Generator (simply refresh the page for a new pomo abstract.) NY Mag has a profile of Judith Butler, the “radical theorist … Continue reading

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Paglia on PC’s Origins

In her own inimitable and highly erudite style, Camille Paglia opines on the P.C. menace across campuses, focusing on the decades-long complacency of the professoriate as a contributing factor (“Free Speech & The Modern Campus”). What is political correctness? As … Continue reading

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CFP: Chapter Proposals for “Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment”

Once in a while, I’ll plan to post a current CFP, to showcase the navel-gazing lunacy that is the humanities today, 95% academic postmodernism… still limping along: Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies contact email: dvakoch@ciis.edu Chapter proposals are … Continue reading

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PCC: Whiteness History Month

WaPo has a brief piece on planned events for “Whiteness History Month” at Portland Community College in Oregon. The focus will be a pomo-sounding, white-guilt-laden project in April called “Whiteness History Month: Context, Consequences, and Change”. WaPo has a great … Continue reading

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Looking Anti-White Academics in the Face

The JYT’s series called ‘The Stone’ are philosophical ruminations (or, sometimes, pseudo-philosophical ruminations) about things. The current column is titled “Looking ‘White’ In the Face“. Oh boy… It features a discussion between white, leftwing, postmodernist, Syracuse/Villanova philosophy professor John Caputo … Continue reading

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On the Pomo Mess in Academia

In “On Loving Literature”, William Giraldi comments on the collective death of English Departments across academia, 45 years in the making: All English professors, alas, are not created equal. To have studied under Lionel Trilling or F. R. Leavis is … Continue reading

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